Thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately, it doesnt do too much good if a viewer has to wait until the second time they view a gallery for it to load quickly. There are other galleries to go and they wont have the patience. I felt like this trying to load my own galleries.
I was thinking about making your slideshow the first page of my site, but I think I will have to rethink that.
I like the interface you have made here, but they load really slow the first time around.